Serbian Spruce

The Serbian spruce, or Picea omorika, is a evergreen tree native to the Balkans, particularly Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Known for its slender form, dense short needles, and adaptability to different soils, it’s a popular choice in landscaping and reforestation.

The Appearance

A medium-sized evergreen conifer with a narrow, pyramidal shape and slender, pendulous branchlets. It has dark green needles with silver undersides and produces small, cylindrical cones.


The Produce

These cones have a cylindrical shape with slightly curved scales.


The Flowers

Produces small, reddish flowers in spring, followed by small, cylindrical cones.


The Leaves

The needles are relatively short and sharp, typically measuring around 1 to 1.5 centimetres in length.


The Bark

The bark is gray-brown and scaly, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in mountainous regions and forests.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and mammals. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental appeal and timber. Often planted in parks and large gardens.


Fun Facts

Serbian Spruce is known for its slender, graceful form and is often used in ornamental landscaping.

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